ICD-10-CM Code Z69.8

Encounter for mental health services for victim or perpetrator of other abuse

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z69.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of encounter for mental health services for victim or perpetrator of other abuse. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z69.8
Short Description:Encntr for mental health serv for victim or perp of abuse
Long Description:Encounter for mental health services for victim or perpetrator of other abuse

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Z69.81 - Encounter for mental health services for victim of other abuse
  • Z69.82 - Encounter for mental health services for perpetrator of other abuse

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Encntr for mental health serv for victim and perp of abuse (Z69)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a type of abuse. It usually involves a spouse or partner, but it can also be a child, older relative, or other family member.

Domestic violence may include

  • Physical violence that can lead to injuries such as bruises or broken bones
  • Sexual violence
  • Threats of physical or sexual violence
  • Emotional abuse that may lead to depression, anxiety, or social isolation
  • Economic abuse, which involves controlling access to money
  • Stalking, which causes fear for your own safety

The first step in getting help is to tell someone you trust, such as a friend, family member, or co-worker. You can also contact your doctor or another health care professional, an emergency shelter, or a domestic violence helpline.

The first step in getting help is to tell someone you trust.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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